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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Iredell County

Prostate Cancer Screening

A digital rectal exam is an exam in which a doctor, nurse, or other health professional places a gloved finger into the rectum to feel the size,
shape, and hardness of the prostate gland. Have you ever had a digital rectal exam?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,210 3,429 79.0 77.4-80.6 781 21.0 19.4-22.6
-Iredell County 120 95 76.2 65.7-84.3 25 23.8 15.7-34.3
RACE
White 98 82 83.0 72.8-89.9 16 17.0 10.1-27.2
Other 21 12 54.2 30.3-76.3 9 45.8 23.7-69.7
AGE
18-44 13 9 78.7 51.4-92.8 4 21.3 7.2-48.6
45+ 107 86 75.9 64.2-84.6 21 24.1 15.4-35.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 61 47 71.9 56.1-83.6 14 28.1 16.4-43.9
Some College + 59 48 81.7 67.9-90.5 11 18.3 9.5-32.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 71 54 73.7 59.1-84.5 17 26.3 15.5-40.9
$50,000+ 38 31 78.3 60.1-89.6 7 21.7 10.4-39.9

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* This question was asked only of male respondents who reported being age 40 and older.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.


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